The Migrants and Refugees Section and the Integral Ecology Sector of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development has jointly issued a new booklet, Pastoral Orientations on Climate Displaced People (POCDP).
In his preface to the booklet Pope Francis 'urges us all 'to see the tragedy of prolonged uprootedness that causes our brothers and sisters to cry out, year after year… it invites us to become aware of the indifference of societies and governments to this tragedy. It asks us to see, and to care.'
The 25 page booklet contains a glossary explaining key terms, a general introduction and develops POCDP in ten points. It begins with a general survey of the topic, followed by nine chapters dealing with particular aspects of the phenomenon of climate displacement.